Why State of K?

Many of the questions that inform our most important decisions have been studied extensively. But finding those studies - let alone understanding all their technical jargon - is too hard. The result is that people rely on uninformed opinion, ideologically biased or financially interested sources, or just plain poorly supported information. State of K seeks to solve this problem.

We start from the premise that the best available answer to an empirical question is a synthesis of all the studies that examined that question. We try to make gathering and understanding these studies as easy as possible in order to promote better decision-making in government, in investment, in childcare and in every other area that can benefit from empirical research.